§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take action to deal with silting-up caused by the construction of the Thames flood barrier, which is adversely affecting riverside industry in the area.
§ Mr. Strang
No. Under the Thames Barrier and Flood Protection Act 1972 the owners and occupiers of land fronting onto the river near the barrier have the right to serve notice on the GLC requesting the council to take action to deal with siltation. There is also provision for arbitration in the event of the GLC refusing to take action.